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Rise of certifications bumps up salaries
According to recent research, salaries for qualified security professionals are on the up – reflecting the growing attitude that industry certifications are now outweighing commercial experience. Dan Ilett reports
Nov 12 2004 5:17PM
German eBay hacker arrested
Police have arrested a 19 year-old German hacker who claims he managed to control the local domain of eBay.
Sep 7 2004 5:12PM
(ISC)2 to give away $50,000
Security training body (ISC)2 is to award four one-year scholarships each worth up to $12,500.
Sep 6 2004 6:36PM
Leading lady takes the SP2 spotlight
Microsoft’s Rebecca Norlander is a very busy woman. In between training for triathlons, she is in charge of Service Pack 2 and hopes to change company thinking. Dan Ilett reports
Sep 1 2004 3:15PM
Japanese bank goes live with virtual security solution
An IT firm belonging to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi is implementing a virtual switch to create layered security in its data centre.
Aug 31 2004 4:14PM
Britons fear porn could lose them their jobs
More than a third of British adults - 37 per cent - are worried they could lose their jobs through accidentally accessing porn over the internet.
Aug 31 2004 3:40PM
Offshore bank beefs up email protection
An offshore bank is trying to protect its customers from online fraud with a secure email system.
Aug 13 2004 10:39AM
(ISC)2 gains Asian presence
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 has named nine senior security professionals to head its Asian Advisory Board.
Aug 13 2004 10:08AM
Blaster writer bargains for less jail time
The teenager accused of releasing a version of the Blaster worm last year has bargained with officials to reduce his jail time.
Aug 13 2004 10:06AM
Germans use biometrics at Olympics
Visitors to the German Olympic village in Athens will be issued with biometric ID cards.
Aug 13 2004 4:58AM
Barclays Bank targeted in phishing attack
Barclays Bank customers are falling victim to one of the latest phishing attacks.
Aug 13 2004 4:57AM
The busy life of a forensics expert
As an academic and expert witness and advisor to the government, Peter Sommer is a man trying to juggle his time, as Dan Ilett reports
Aug 5 2004 4:11PM
UK prisons to scan fingers
The UK Home Office is set to use biometric security systems in five of its high-security prisons.
Aug 5 2004 3:38PM
NISCC to give early warnings to firms
The information security arm of the Home Office – the National Information Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) – is set to provide early security warnings to major UK organisations.
Aug 4 2004 4:11PM
Nitro Data Systems and Systems Engineering sell IPS
Intrusion prevention firm Nitro Data Systems has partnered with Systems Engineering to sell network security solutions.
Aug 3 2004 4:36PM
DFID axes BorderWare kit for Check Point
The UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) is set to replace its BorderWare security infrastructure with security solutions from Check Point.
Aug 3 2004 3:01PM
Saudis use VPN for ATM bill payments
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) is implementing a virtual private network to allow people to pay their bills through ATMs.
Jul 30 2004 10:36AM
Police to collect DNA of the innocent
The UK House of Lords has allowed police to keep the DNA records of innocent people on file indefinitely.
Jul 23 2004 6:57PM
Eurofighter deploys file encryption
The European combat aircraft firm Eurofighter is deploying encryption and digital signatures for 2,000 network users.
Jul 22 2004 3:06PM
Police arrest internet blackmailers
The UK's National High Tech Crime Unit has helped to arrest three men on suspicion of running a global protection racket that netted thousands of pounds from online betting sites.
Jul 21 2004 12:01PM
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